Unfortunately, Bob was facing death for violating a dangerous dog label.
Several months ago a 73 old relative of Bob's human family was walking him, slipped and fell, Bob got off leash and ran towards a small dog. The owner of small dog panicked and received a cut on his hand. No one is sure how it happened.
Animal control told the owners they had no choice but to have the dog deemed dangerous and follow the restrictions. They believed that's what they would have to do and that's what they did. No questions asked.
A year later, Bob got out of the yard when under the supervision of this same family member and again ran up to a dog, grabbed his leg and when the dog owner got in the middle, he wound up with a cut. He called the police and ambulance. The ambulance came, put a bandaid on his finger and sent him home.
However, because of the dangerous label already in place, Bob was slated to die.
With great presentation by local attorney, Greg Melus, the court recognized that no legitimate purpose would be served by killing Bob and we were able to negotiate his release back home.